Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Time Story Hour

Calling all Vero friends (and, you know, anyone else with kids who lives nearby)...
I am signing books and cooking up lobster crafts for
Lucy Loves Sherman this Friday at the fabulous
Vero Beach Book Center's
10:30 am story hour.
So take a break from the heat and swim on over - blub, blub!

392 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960


Thursday, June 15, 2017

National Lobster Day!

Yes it's a real thing! And, as a proud lobster lover, I suggest you celebrate this special day.

Here are a few suggestions:
(1) Free a giant old lobster, like these people did! 
(2) Buy LUCY LOVES SHERMAN and read it to some briny, spiny buddies down at your local fish market. Or children. Read it to children.
(3) Look at pictures of dogs dressed up as lobsters on the internet, like this one:

But whatever you do, do not EAT any lobsters - well, at least not any named Sherman.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I Love Lucy!

And I also love my agent, and my editor, and my illustrator and my critique partners and diet coke and macaroni and cheese and mexican food and everything and everybody and why am I so loved up right now? Because get to kick off the Summer with EVEN MORE more great news. I sold the sequel LUCY LOVES SHERMAN! As reported in Publisher's Marketplace: "LUCY LOVES SHERMAN author Catherine Bailey's LUCY LOVES SHERMAN'S BEACH, about a little girl with big ideas who discovers a pollution problem at her best friend's beach, but will her clever plans be enough to turn the tide, illustrated by Meg Walters, to Nicole Frail at Sky Pony Press, by Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World)."

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Story Walk

The Lucy Loves Sherman StoryWalk® has Arrived in Liberty Park, 
so obviously I have a new favorite park. 
Thank you so much Meg Walters - this is fabulous :)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bear Hugs and Boats

I mean literally. This is what I am going to put in my body as a meal (well, not the WHOLE bottle...) while my children dine on butter pasta. Thank you so much to my amazing agent Kathleen, the wonderful folks at Disney-Hyperion, and my crit partners. I want to bear hug you all! Actually I want to bear hug strangers at this point.

(Sidebar: Okay so I googled bear hug and found this and I had to share it because it is what my heart feels like. Plus I can just picture me and my Toblerone bar all nestled up in there.)


Saturday, April 29, 2017

April Is For Authors

This year I was lucky enough to be invited to join April Is For Authors. This group not only puts on a fun, exciting event for readers and authors - but they also connect schools with visiting authors (and ya'll know that's my jam!) And best of all I met some amazing fellow kidlitters like Jen Swanson and Stacy McAnulty. I'm 96% sure I left a pair of flip flops in the hotel and it's still my favorite conference ever.

For more information about this awesome event and its organizers, please visit: http://www.aprilisforauthors.org

Thursday, April 27, 2017

West Gate Elementary

Do you want to do a school visit and meet with smart kids and wonderful teachers? Get ye to West Gate Elementary! I did, and I cannot wait to go back.